Interest Group Politics in America

Interest Group Politics in America

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Special-interest lobbying is one of the most controversial activities in American politics-indeed, groups have been to lobby against it. But, despite campaign finance reform efforts and occasional reprimands or even prosecutions, the importance of special-interest money, its influence in politics, and its sway over the two major political parties has spiraled higher. The only real change seems to be the increasingly skillful use of communications technology by some lobbying organizations Interest Group Politics is a readable and up-to-date introduction to the study of group power. This edition incorporates abundant illustrations and examples from the campaign finance reform and other current issues in interest group more

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  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 191 x 235mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 113885929X
  • 9781138859296

About Ronald J. Hrebenar

Ronald J. Hrebenar is Professor in the Political Science Departmen at the University of Utahshow more

Table of contents

Selected Contents: Part One: The Foundations of Lobbying 1. Group Politics in America 2. The Foundations and Characteristics of Interest Groups 3. Leadership and Organization of Interest Groups Part Two: The Strategies and Tactics of Lobbying 4. Traditional Lobbying: The Lobbyist at Work 5. Indirect Lobbying: Media 6. Indirect Lobbying: Grassroots 7. Money and Lobbying: The Power of PACs Part Three: Interest Groups and The Government 8. Judicial and Legislative Lobbying 9. Executive and Regulatory Agency Lobbying 10. Lobby Laws: The Tension Between Reform and the First Amendment Part Four: Interest Groups in Conflict and Cooperation 11. The Traditional Lobbies 12. The Rise of Public Interest Groups 13. Is Lobbying the Problem? The Solution? Or Just Normal Politics?show more

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